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Saturday, 15 December 2012 - 8:01
Australian Foreign Minister Arrives in Sri Lanka
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Australian foreign minister Bob Carr arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday to take part in a discussion regarding the trade relations, the tourism industry and the prevention of illegal immigration.

During his 3 day official tour the Australian foreign minister is scheduled to engage in discussions regarding Australia providing Sri Lanka with aid as well.

The ministry of external affairs stated that Bob Carr is scheduled to meet President Mahinda Rajapakse as well as several senior ministers during his visit.

It is reported that the Australian Foreign minister will be paying special attention regarding the large number of Sri Lankan illegal immigrants who are arriving in Australia via sea routes and he also hopes to take the first step towards establishing a joint working group to combat this issue.

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